The preliminary stage of the maiden edition of the Kaneshie Deanery Bible Quiz Competition dubbed “Imago Dei”, translated as “Image of God” ended last weekend.
The first round of the competition which was launched on the 30th June,2019 took place on the 3rd and 10th August 2019 at St. Francis of Assisi, Awoshie and Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Kwashieman respectively.
The competition which is aimed at forming the image of Christ in the children featured 20 parishes out of 21 in the Kaneshie Deanery with children between the ages of 8 to 14years.
In an interview with Angelus News’ Catherine Dery, Quiz Master Mr. Samuel Owusu Boateng said “It’s not about winning but it’s about the fact that the children will be able to relate and make reference in the Bible. I also believe that the Bible quiz was organised to give the children knowledge and stir interest in them and cause them to know more in the Bible and the Church doctrines and that it will translates into positive actions by fearing God and knowing scriptures.”
The goal of the competition according to the organisers is that, by 2020 the whole Accra Archdiocese will be involved and in 2021 it will extend to all other Diocese and Archdiocese which will enable Regional and National Competitions.
The following Parishes have qualified to the quarter finals stage of the competition slated for August 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Sowutwoum.
The grand finale of the competition will take place on 31st August, 2019 with the victors going home with a “42” inch flat screen TV for the children’s service, two kiddie tablet for the contestants, Jewish Bibles, medals and a trophy.
The second placed takes home a ‘42” inch flat screen TV, Bibles and stationary with medals.
The third placed Church will also go home with a 42 inch flat screen TV and Bibles whereas the fourth placed will boast of Jewish Bibles and stationary. The big question however is ,who takes the trophy? Time will decide.
Results of the first round of the competition
First Placed Churches
- St. Dominic Catholic Church – 113points
- St. Theresa Catholic Church – 88points
- St. John The Baptist Catholic Church – 76points
- St. Stephens Catholic Church – 70points
- Our Lady of Lourdes – 64points
Second Placed Churches
- Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church – 79points
- Prince of Peace Catholic Church – 69points
- St. Monica Catholic Church – 67
- Our Lady Of Assumption – 55points
- Anthony Catholic Church – 54points
Third Placed Churches
- Clare of Assisi – 66points
- Francis of Assisi – 54points
Source: Catherine Bertieroh Dery // Radio Angelus